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Azita Emami - Tiny Chips for Brain-Body-Machine Interfaces

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
8:00pm to 9:30pm
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Beckman Auditorium
  • Public Event

Microscale implantable and wearable devices will one day transform the field of medicine. They enable continuous monitoring and closed-loop therapeutic systems that can help millions of patients suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes and epilepsy. Current solutions are bulky, inefficient, hard to track, and do not last very long inside the body. Azita Emami will discuss how to solve these problems and build microchips that can continuously and wirelessly monitor key biomarkers such as glucose. She will also present efficient personalized devices for future brain-machine interfaces.

This event is free; no tickets or reservations are required. A minimum of 700 seats will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Reserved section tickets are available to members of The Friends of Beckman Auditorium and the Caltech Associates, and to Caltech alumni.

About the Speaker

Azita Emami is the Andrew and Peggy Cherng Professor of Electrical Engineering and Medical Engineering at Caltech in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science; Heritage Medical Research Institute Investigator; and Executive Officer for Electrical Engineering.

About the Series

Since 1922, The Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series has has brought Caltech's most innovative scientific research to the public. The series is named for Earnest C. Watson, a professor of physics at Caltech from 1919 until 1959. Spotlighting a small selection of the pioneering research Caltech's faculty is currently conducting, the Watson Lectures are geared toward a general audience, as part of the Institute's ongoing commitment to benefiting the local community through education and outreach. Through a gift from the estate of Richard C. Biedebach, the lecture series is able to highlight an assistant professor's research each season.


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Admission is free; no tickets required.